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Architectural education In doldrums
« on: June 23, 2011, 12:59:36 AM »
Last week I was invited by one of the private architectural schools of Delhi NCR to be an external examiner to assess the work of 3rd year students. My assessment was restricted to working drawings and municipal submission drawings that they had done during the semester.

I must admit I am quite disappointed by the standard of work that I got to see. Most drawings were illegible, be it either minuscule text to bad line thicknesses to improper scale. The worst was these very drawings had been internally assessed by the internal examiner. I could not decide who should bear the responsibility the teachers who were unable to train them or the students who refused to perform.

Something drastic needs to be done, else the future of architecture is not in very good hands.
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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2011, 08:56:15 PM »
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